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Leukemia

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  • Sacred Heart beats strong with a championship CYO team set for the state tournament

    With the exception of a few all-star games this week, the 2013-14 high school basketball season ended Saturday night in Hershey. But one group of young student-athletes still has a state championship in their sights. It's the Sacred Heart Regional...
  • Rabbis 'changed forever' by death of son

    Rabbis 'changed forever' by death of son
    On April 1, more than 60 reform rabbis plan to shave their heads in the name of charity. The fund-raising event at the 125th annual Conference of American Rabbis at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park supports St. Baldrick's, a non-profit that raises...
  • New options to treat multiple myeloma

    New options to treat multiple myeloma
    Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
  • Oscars: 'Batkid' appearance with Andrew Garfield cut at last minute

    At an Academy Awards ceremony that set out to honor movie heroes of all stripes, an onstage team-up between Spider-Man and the pint-size crusader known as Batkid didn't make the cut. Miles Scott, the 5-year-old leukemia patient who charmed America...
  • L.A. advised to pay $185,000 to driver hit by Huizar's SUV

    L.A. advised to pay $185,000 to driver hit by Huizar's SUV
    Attorneys for Los Angeles have recommended that the City Council pay $185,000 to settle a lawsuit over a car crash involving Councilman Jose Huizar, according to records and interviews. The payment stems from an incident in 2012, in which Huizar —...
  • John Blanchette, Publicist, Travel Writer and TV Producer, Dies at 68

    John M. (Jack) Blanchette Jr., the publicist for Zsa Zsa Gabor for 30 years, died Tuesday, March 4, at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, after a brief battle with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a form of Leukemia. He was 68. Blanchette was the...
  • Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]

    Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]
    Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost...
  • Drugmaker reverses course, offers treatment to stricken 7-year-old

    Drugmaker reverses course, offers treatment to stricken 7-year-old
    A 7-year-old Virginia boy struggling with a serious infection began a potentially lifesaving drug treatment Wednesday after his family's awareness campaign went viral and spurred the FDA and a pharmaceutical company to fast-track a new drug trial....
  • Canoga Park soccer player a team hero for more than just his skill

    Canoga Park soccer player a team hero for more than just his skill
    He's a hefty, baby-faced teenager, a head taller than his teammates, and the anchor of a high school soccer team that won a city championship this month. Watching him on the field this week, I found it hard to believe that this time last year Canoga...
  • 5K walk/run very personal to Elmhurst couple

    5K walk/run very personal to Elmhurst couple
    Carol White, an advanced practice nurse who specializes in treating cancer patients, has participated in the Jim Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk to fund leukemia research for 17 years, but this year it had even more meaning. She was running for all the...
  • Survivor times two

    Survivor times two
    When Ethan Zohn became one of the earliest and most popular players ever to win CBS' "Survivor" in 2001, he couldn't have had any idea just how appropriate the title would be for him. But eight years later he was diagnosed with a rare form of Hodgkin...